Proverbs 17:22 – Verse of the Day 12/26/13

Proverbs 17:22 Verse of the Day

This proverb is part of a large section of the book that identifies foolishness in order to contrast it with true wisdom. The consequences of foolishness are quite serious, and even have physical consequences. The previous verse states that a father of a fool will not find joy, and here we find that foolishness leads to a crushed spirit. On the other hand, wisdom leads to a joyful heart and a healthy life. Wisdom is not only a matter of the mind, but of the soul and the body as well.

Spend some time in prayer, asking the Lord to make you wise. Pray that you would seek the Lord first and foremost, and that you would love Him with all your heart, mind and soul. Thank God for the benefits, both physical and spiritual, that come through faith and the wisdom that flows from faith.

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Cheryl Smith Tredway
Cheryl Smith Tredway

My children were watching Steve Green's Hide'em in your Heart DVD this morning and this is one of the songs.

Ron Kent Hooper
Ron Kent Hooper

We should no longer excuse murder, slavery, misogamy, intolerance, the discrimination, suffering, poverty, inequality and bigotry in the bible by coping out by saying those were the times. When the Roman general Constantine selected and translated a small portion of gospels, written by goat herders, generations after the death of Jesus, to create the first New Testament, to defeat and kill his enemies and rule the Roman Empire, the contemporaneous writings of Aristotle, Socrates and Plato contained the ideas that any good god would endorse more than the bible, Their writings are more ethical and compatible with science and critical thinking and they provided the cornerstone for our constitution, not the bible. The contemporaneous writings of these Greek philosophers which provide a better ethical and moral code for humanity than the bible include.